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“Worst Derailment in MTA History” Fixed

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After a freight train carrying garbage derailed in the Bronx last Thursday, forcing Metro-North to suspend service on the Hudson Line, the MTA has been working around the clock to fix the rail and pick up the garbage. Now, the agency says that there will be normal traffic for today’s Monday commute.

The MTA says, “For Monday, July 22, Metro-North will operate a regular Hudson Line schedule, with scattered delays up to 15 minutes due to our limited operational capacity in the vicinity of Spuyten Duyvil station.”

MTA spokeswoman Marjorie Anders says “It’s by far the worst derailment I’ve ever seen on Metro-North’s history. It looks like a snow plow went through the track and just piled up all the rock and ties. It’s a major mess.”

photos: MTA

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